OBITUARY

Robert Joseph Bernard

January 18, 1921October 28, 2011

Togus – Robert J. Bernard, 90, formerly of Penobscot St. Rumford, died Friday October 28, 2011 at the Hospice unit at Togus. He was born in Mexico, Maine on January 18, 1921 a son of John J. and Margaret Bernard. Bob was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School Class of 1940. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member of the National Guard. Bob was employed at the Oxford Paper Co. in the rewinder department, and was a member of the 25 year club. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. Bob was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Legion and the Elks. He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, playing cards at the Eagles, attending area football games, and was an avid reader at the library. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Togus Hospice Unit for the love and care given to Bob during his illness. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Pawlick and husband Thaddeus of Oakland, ME, a sister Ann Young of Falls Church, VA, three grandchildren, Jessica Soucy and husband Christopher, Kate Pawlick, and Dresden Pawlick, and three great grandchildren, Natalie Soucy, Abenezer Soucy, and Silas Pawlick. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Theresa (O’Hearn) Bernard, four sisters, Julia Wulff, Lorraine Dawson, Lena Louvat, and Helen Henry, and three brothers, Edmund Bernard, Andrew Bernard, and Anthony Bernard. In lieu of flowers contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the VA VS Hospice Unit, Volunteer Services 135, Dept of Veteran’s Affairs, 1 VA Center Augusta, ME 04330.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Robert Joseph Bernard

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November 6, 2011

Linda,

I am sorry for your loss. My father, Norman Kelly, felt bad he wasn't able to make it to the funeral. He was leaving for Florida when he learned of your Dad's passing. Please know our thoughts are with you.

Kathy Kelly Gerhardt

November 4, 2011

Linda, Ted and girls,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. I really enjoyed my visits with him at Togus and enjoyed hearing his stories of days on the football field playing for the Mexico Pintos. I will always cherish the copy of the picture you had made up for me. He was certainly a celebrity at Togus when the article about him was written in the Sun Journal. They loved "Pops" at the veterans' hospital. He always remembered that we shared a birthday. I will miss him.
John Bernard

November 3, 2011

LInda,
Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. As a neighbor down the street & growing up, your Dad was always friendly to me as I passed your home.
Wm Ronan,Jr.-Bedford, NH

November 2, 2011

Linda,

Dot and Anne are really saddened to learn of your Dad's passing --Mom's only remaining brother and sibling and my uncle. We are grateful that we were able to spend a pleasant afternoon with him in August while Mom was in Maine. He was, as always cheerful, upbeat and a loyal Red Sox fan. Although he was a bit tired from having stayed up all night watching television, he was totally lucid and even remembered that Dot spoke Arabic and had her speak with one of his caretaker's from Morocco.

Bob did incredibly well for so long and in the process brought a lot of sunshine to roommates, acquaintances and staff at Togus.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Dot and Anne Young

November 2, 2011

Hi Ted & Linda;

We are sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.

Dick & Carolyn Merrill
Andover, Me

Judy Louvat Nichols

November 2, 2011

May happy memories help carry you through this sorrowful time, Linda.

Joan Dawson

November 2, 2011

My sympathies go out to you, Linda, and your family. I know you will miss your dad.

FROM THE FAMILY